Talbot County, Maryland

Emergency Services: 410-770-8160
Health Department: 410-819-5600


Talbot County Financial Assistance Programs

CARES Individual Assistance Program
     NEW!!! This program can now assist with up to two months of car payments and additional childcare expenses associated with virtual school attendance
CARES Small Business Grant Program

Talbot County Legal Assistance Programs
Maryland Legal Aid  (y en español)
Mid-Shore Pro Bono  

Halloween 2020
CDC Guidance Halloween 2020
Talbot County Plans Halloween 2020

Testing Information

Talbot County COVID Testing Information

Talbot County Health Department Free Testing in Easton
Shore Regional Health Free Testing at Chesapeake College
Maryland COVID Testing Frequently Asked Questions

Talbot County Contact Tracing Operation
CDC Guidance on Contact Tracing
Maryland Department of Health Guidance on Quarantine and Isolation
Talbot County Health Officer Contact Tracing Statement – October 23, 2020


The COVID-19 public health crisis is affecting every part of life in Talbot County. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. Your help is needed to keep our county open and safe for everyone. As the county proceeds through a state of recovery, the threat of the virus is not lessened so please continue to:

  • wear face masks in public,
  • put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household,
  • stay safe at home if you don’t have to travel away from home and avoid large gatherings, and
  • cooperate with our contact tracers if one of them should call you.
As per Governor Hogan’s Executive Order, Maryland is in Stage 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery with the gradual reopening of some businesses and facilities. This started Friday, September 4, 2020 and was expanded effective Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5pm. Additionally, on October 1, 2020, some limitations were lifted on indoor visits to nursing homes. At that time, increases were also announced for child care facilities. For more information about these changes, read the full press release.

     Talbot County Health Officer Update – October 22,2020
     For prior health officer updates, visit the Talbot County Health Department website.

To read the most recent Talbot COVID-19 update, please click here.   
Para leer la actualización más reciente, haga clic aquí.


The Talbot County Council adopted an Emergency Declaration on March 16, 2020 after the Governor of Maryland declared a State of Emergency and the President of the United States issued a Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak. Talbot County swiftly convened an Operational Working Group made up of officials from the Talbot County Health Department, Talbot County Emergency Services, Talbot County Government, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, area law enforcement agencies, towns, and many other community partners.

The county transitioned into a Recovery Phase on June 30, 2020. This group continues to monitor and respond to the evolving situation. Updates are shared regularly with information affecting the citizens of Talbot County.

The Talbot County Health Department continues its contact tracing program to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. From that effort, this information has been provided to show the demographic breakdown of COVID-19 positive patients in Talbot County.

Community Partners

Anne Arundel Medical Center
Bay Hundred Senior Center
Brookletts Place The Talbot County Senior Center
Chesapeake College

Delmarva Community Transit

Easton Utilities
For All Seasons
Neighborhood Service Center
St. Michaels Community Center

Talbot County Courts

Talbot County Chamber of Commerce

Talbot County Department of Social Services
Talbot County Economic Development & Tourism
Talbot County Free Library
Talbot County Public Schools

Talbot Humane

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University of Maryland Extension

University of Maryland Shore Health System
YMCA of the Chesapeake

Emergency Services: 410-770-8160 | Health Department: 410-819-5600